Bossladies Nest 23: I hope you find yourself

  Adele stewed as she lay on the bed. She was back at home after the beach party. She had danced so much to weary herself so she would jump into bed and sleep off when she got home. Alas, it didn’t work. Sleep was far from her eyes though her bones were tired. It was past 10pm. She got home around 7pm and had taken an unhealthy dose of red wine, after moping her kitchen -all to knock herself out. She was half stewed, she knew It, but the…

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Bossladies Nest 22: Season drives narrative

Juliet Bumah Adele sat away from the ‘maddening’ crowd, thinking about life, about her hard luck in marriage. She stared into space, not feeling the activities around her. She relived her encounter with her hubby, Jay, and his mistress for the umpteenth time and a wiry smile appeared at the corners of her mouth. She shook her head slowly, trying to shake off the pain. It did work somehow for it seemed that the boulder which lodged at the centre of her heart lifted slowly of its own accord. She…

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Bossladies Nest 21: Heart under my blouse

Juliet Bumah   Mouth agape, Jay stared at the receding back of this fabulously beautiful, sashaying eve. Beautiful, yeah, tantalizingly beautiful! Her figure looked like it was sculptured by a love- struck artist. He was shocked. You know, you really don’t appreciate the beauty of certain things that are close to you, until you hold them away from you. He’d been living with his wife for so long that he’d forgotten she was a beauty. She was a beauty, for his friends all wowed when they met her at their…

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Bossladies Nest 20: The gods must be crazy!

Juliet Bumah The honk jarred Adele awake and she shot out of bed like a bullet leaving the pistol. Then, she sat down almost immediately as weariness overwhelmed her. But, it’s almost 9am. She should be on her way by now. Whatever made her oversleep! Well, it was a Saturday morning and her body must have relaxed since she wasn’t going to the office. Anyway, she’d been overworking herself of late and home gave her no respite. She and Jay had been living like cat and dog. He only talked…

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Bossladies Nest 19: Open secret

Juliet Bumah Excitement was written all over Akpan. Whatever made him so happy, Adele wondered as she drove through the gate thrown open by him. “Nigeria is out of recession,” he said as she alighted from her SUV. Adele smiled. The news was everywhere. “The president said things will improve for the common man. Will the price of a paint of garri, which is now N1000, return to N400? That was the price before we entered recession,” he asked. Hmmmmmmmm! How would Adele get this honest security man to understand…

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Bossladies Nest 18: Sweetener is sweet

Juliet Bumah As Jay scrambled off her, Adele was secretly relieved. Could a man be so full of himself! He paid her bride price, and so what? Did that make her his slave? She took a very deep breath to calm her nerves. And he dared to ask for the mojo videos of his mistress! No remorse. She shuddered. Jay was a perfect example of how men shouldn’t behave. Why wouldn’t marriages be crashing everyday? Of course, either of the partners could be responsible for failed marriages. Her mind darted…

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Bossladies Nest 17: Rage of a woman scorned

Juliet Bumah   After a relaxing shower, Adele crawled into bed in her birthday suit and turned on the television. Then she picked up her phone. She was excited. It was time to get into her little world. She scrolled to the videos and clicked on one of her husband’s self made mojo. She ran her eyes hungrily over Jay’s whatchamacallit and shivered as she heard his cooing passion-filled voice. Just like she did last night, she pretended he was talking to her and started touching herself. She would squirt…

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